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Links And The Teaching Of Contemporary Issues In The Francophone World, Brian G. Kennelly Dec 2001

Links And The Teaching Of Contemporary Issues In The Francophone World, Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Review Of: Conversational Strategies In Akan: Prosodic Features And Discourse Categories, Edward J. Vajda Dec 2001

Review Of: Conversational Strategies In Akan: Prosodic Features And Discourse Categories, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

The existing literature on conversation analysis (CA) has largely ignored the prosodic features that characterize spontaneous dialog, focusing instead on 'spoken prose, "invented" discourse, or written text'. This study is valuable both for the typological perspective its subject language brings to the study of CA, as well as for its innovative examination of a maximally wide range of prosodic features used in natural conversation-features that have all too often been ignored even in more intensively studied languages.


Review Of: Gramática Para La Composición, Joan M. Hoffman Dec 2001

Review Of: Gramática Para La Composición, Joan M. Hoffman

Modern & Classical Languages

Gramdtica para la composicidn reflects the understanding that written communication is more than a final product to be completed and forgotten. It is, instead, a process involving prewriting, composition and revision that must have a sound basis in grammatical knowledge and practice. The text is meant for students progressing from the intermediate to the advanced ACTFL proficiency levels in Spanish.


Writing For Distinction? A Reading Of Cortázar’S Final Short Story, Diario Para Un Cuento, Silvia Tandeciarz Oct 2001

Writing For Distinction? A Reading Of Cortázar’S Final Short Story, Diario Para Un Cuento, Silvia Tandeciarz

Arts & Sciences Articles

No abstract provided.


Uncertainty In Corneille's Héraclius, Nina Ekstein Oct 2001

Uncertainty In Corneille's Héraclius, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Scholars agree that Héraclius (1646) occupies the extreme point of plot complication in the Cornelian oeuvre. Numerous events have occurred prior to the action of the play, events that are necessary to the spectators' understanding of what transpires onstage. Twenty years before the play opens, Phocas assassinated the emperor Maurice as well as his sons and took his throne. Léontine, the royal governess, switched the youngest of Maurice's sons, Héraclius, with her own son, thus sacrificing the latter's life so that the royal blood of Maurice might survive. Not long after, Léontine made a second substitution, this time ...


Charting The Unknown Worlds Of French Sf And Fantastique. [Review Of Jean-Marc And Randy Lofficier's French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, And Pulp Fiction: A Guide To The Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books, And Literature From The Middle Ages To The Present, Mcfarland, 2000], Arthur B. Evans Jul 2001

Charting The Unknown Worlds Of French Sf And Fantastique. [Review Of Jean-Marc And Randy Lofficier's French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror, And Pulp Fiction: A Guide To The Cinema, Television, Radio, Animation, Comic Books, And Literature From The Middle Ages To The Present, Mcfarland, 2000], Arthur B. Evans

Modern Languages Faculty publications

No abstract provided.


Reading Bulgakov's The Master And Margarita From The Perspective Of Hinduism, Radha Balasubramanian Jun 2001

Reading Bulgakov's The Master And Margarita From The Perspective Of Hinduism, Radha Balasubramanian

Russian Language and Literature Papers

Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita (1966-67) has been praised highly for both its literary merit and its spiritual significance. Many critical studies explain the complex nature of the interrelationship between the natural and supernatural in the novel. The unexpected roles that otherworldly beings play in the novel, the resulting satire, and the fantastic in the plot create a certain inevitable puzzlement about the structure and meaning of the novel. Attempts to explain the implications of the spiritual elements underpinning the fantastic span through various belief systems, but given the complexity of Bulgakov's novel, a coherent, conclusive explanation ...


Review Of Das Straßburger Eulenspiegelbuch: Studien Zu Entstehungs-Geschichtlichen Voraussetzungen Der Ältesten Drucküberlieferung, By Jürgen Schulz-Grobert, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jun 2001

Review Of Das Straßburger Eulenspiegelbuch: Studien Zu Entstehungs-Geschichtlichen Voraussetzungen Der Ältesten Drucküberlieferung, By Jürgen Schulz-Grobert, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Schulz-Grobert argues that scholars' pursuit of a phantom Low German original, and their "fixation" on Herman Bote as its author, have directed scholarly attention away from the role the editors in Strassburg played in its production. While TE scholarship to date is in agreement that a Strassburg editor had a hand in the final version of the book, Schulz-Grobert argues that the circle of humanists and literati associated with Grüninger's press in Strassburg were alone responsible for producing the book.There is no need to assume the existence of a Low German original, he states, nor does the "ERMAN ...


Review Of: Handbook Of Amazonian Languages, Edward J. Vajda Jun 2001

Review Of: Handbook Of Amazonian Languages, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

Building upon the best tradition of missionary-inspired descriptive linguistic work fostered in connection with Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) activities, editors Desmond Derbyshire and Geoffrey Pullum launched HAL during the mid1980s as a means of attracting scholarly attention to one of the world's most persistently ignored linguistic areas. With the appearance of Vol. 4, HAL coverage of the Amazon now increases to three typological studies, four historical-comparative analyses, and ten grammatical descriptions of languages belonging to eight different genetic groupings. Unfortunately, this tally barely begins to approach exhaustive coverage of the region, since the rain forests of South America ...


Separation, Mourning, And Consolation In La Route D'Altamont, Thomas M. Carr Jr. May 2001

Separation, Mourning, And Consolation In La Route D'Altamont, Thomas M. Carr Jr.

French Language and Literature Papers

In discussing Bonheur d'occasion Patrick Coleman has identified Gabrielle Roy's difficulty finding a vehicle to convey convincingly her insight that "an awareness of separation is a necessary condition of any moment of real connection" as one of her chief esthetic problems (77). Her successful negotiation of this tension in La Route d'Altamont owes much to presenting consolation as an antidote to separation. First, rather than deny the reality of separation, consolation mediates between it and union by allowing Roy to portray separation coexisting with communion; even the most stable consolations must be constantly renewed since consolation is ...


Essayistic Discourse As Literary Autobiography And Feminist Criticism In Rosario Ferré'S Sitio A Eros And El Coloquio De Las Perras, J. Agustín Pastén B. May 2001

Essayistic Discourse As Literary Autobiography And Feminist Criticism In Rosario Ferré'S Sitio A Eros And El Coloquio De Las Perras, J. Agustín Pastén B.

Spanish Language and Literature

In Sitio a Eros and El coloquio de las perras, Rosario Ferré turns the traditional Spanish American essay into a most propitious space to investigate issues of gender and more specifically, writing as a potential vehicle for women's ultimate liberation. In these two books, in which the line between literary criticism and feminist criticism is hard to separate, she joins the ranks of writers such as Gabriela Mistral, Victoria Ocampo and Rosario Castellanos, Latin America's best-known female predecessors in the essay.

Most of the essays included in Ferré's Sitio a Eros (1980, 1986) were written in the ...


Un Viaje A Todo Vapor, Kevin Fagan Apr 2001

Un Viaje A Todo Vapor, Kevin Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

"¿Combustible?" "Mitad petróleo, mitad amor," me responde enseguida el ingeniero a bordo de este museo con rieles, Viejo Expreso Patagónico, o "La Trochita", único tren de vapor de trocha angosta que queda en el mundo. Considerada por sus admiradores como patrimonio de la humanidad.


Work In Progress: Reading And Representing Paris Virtually, Brian Gordon Kennelly Apr 2001

Work In Progress: Reading And Representing Paris Virtually, Brian Gordon Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

No abstract provided.


Anus As Oculus: Satire And Subversion In Eustorg De Beaulieu's Du Cul , Russell J. Ganim Apr 2001

Anus As Oculus: Satire And Subversion In Eustorg De Beaulieu's Du Cul , Russell J. Ganim

Faculty Publications - Modern Languages and Literatures

This study seeks to rehabilitate Eustorg de Beaulieu's (c. 1495-1552) Du cul (1537) in terms of the poem's satirically subversive nature. I choose the term "rehabilitate" in order to challenge certain aspects of Annette and Edward Tomarken's argument that the poem should be read more in terms of its commentary on the lyric genre of the blason than as a derisive indictment of social norms. I hold that on an implicit level, the poem does support the Tomarkens' contention that Beaulieu "push[es] to its ultimate limits the genre (i.e., the blason) with which he is ...


Under Mallarmé'S Wing, Marshall C. Olds Mar 2001

Under Mallarmé'S Wing, Marshall C. Olds

French Language and Literature Papers

The following was presented as a lecture in conjunction with the exhibit of 18th-century European fans, held at the McMullen Art Museum of Boston College, September, 2000. The author is Professor of French at the University of Nebraska. He is the author of books and articles on French literature, and the editor of Nineteenth- Century French Studies.

To have 19th-century French poetry breeze into this exhibit of beautifully crafted fans from the 18th century should be viewed as a complementary and friendly action. Indeed, the exhibition title, "Hand-held Delight," is especially apposite for our topic today, for the poet in ...


Review Of: Handbook Of Amazonian Languages, Edward J. Vajda Mar 2001

Review Of: Handbook Of Amazonian Languages, Edward J. Vajda

Modern & Classical Languages

This thick book is the first supplement to the Handbook of Amazonian languages (henceforward, HAL) to appear in nearly a decade. Building upon the best tradition of missionary-inspired descriptive linguistic work fostered in connection with Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL) activities, editors Desmond Derbyshire and Geoffrey Pullum launched HAL during the mid1980s as a means of attracting scholarly attention to one of the world's most persistently ignored linguistic areas. With the appearance of Vol. 4, HAL coverage of the Amazon now increases to three typological studies, four historical-comparative analyses, and ten grammatical descriptions of languages belonging to eight different ...


Prévert Reads Shakespeare: Lacenaire As Iago In Les Enfants Du Paradis, Russell J. Ganim Jan 2001

Prévert Reads Shakespeare: Lacenaire As Iago In Les Enfants Du Paradis, Russell J. Ganim

French Language and Literature Papers

First impressions seem to suggest little more than a casual link between Othello and the film Les Enfants du Paradis despite multiple references to Shakespeare’s tragedy in Jacques Prévert’s screenplay. Many glaring differences present themselves with respect to both works. The Elizabethan drama appears to have little in common with a film made and released in France during the Occupation that focuses on a troupe of actors, a petty criminal, and an aristocrat in early nineteenth-century Paris. Yet, Prévert’s numerous appropriations of Shakespeare are crucial to the film’s meaning. Edward Baron Turk, who mentions the film ...


Review Of: Empire Of Pleasures: Luxury And Indulgence In The Roman World, Max Nelson Jan 2001

Review Of: Empire Of Pleasures: Luxury And Indulgence In The Roman World, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


A Note On Apuleius's Magical Fish, Max Nelson Jan 2001

A Note On Apuleius's Magical Fish, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

No abstract provided.


Zutourgeion: A Scholarly Ghost Word, Max Nelson Jan 2001

Zutourgeion: A Scholarly Ghost Word, Max Nelson

Languages, Literatures and Cultures Publications

The word "zutourgeion", still accepted in the Liddell, Scott, and Jones ancient Greek lexicon in the sense of "brewery", is a modern scholarly invention which can be traced back to the publication of the Tebtunis and Flinders


Review Of Gregor Wittkop: Hölderlins Nürtingen: Lebenswelt Und Literarischer Entwurf, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy Jan 2001

Review Of Gregor Wittkop: Hölderlins Nürtingen: Lebenswelt Und Literarischer Entwurf, Priscilla A. Hayden-Roy

German Language and Literature Papers

Gregor Wittkop, a name familiar to Hölderlin scholars following his 1993 publication of documents relating to Hölderlin‘s Tarmzeit (Hölderlin. Der Pflegsohn. Texte und Dokumente 1806—1843 mit den neu entdeckten Nürtinger Pflegschaftsakten), has combined archival research with literary interpretation to present in his newest study a nuanced view of Hölderlin‘s Nürtingen. The study consists of two parts: the first deals with Hölderlin‘s biography and his relationships with family members throughout his life, the second discusses a number of the poet‘s writings whose thematic center is «home» in both a biographical and idealized sense. Wittkop‘s familiarity ...


Artistry And Irony In María De Zaya's La Inocencia Castigada, Matthew D. Stroud Jan 2001

Artistry And Irony In María De Zaya's La Inocencia Castigada, Matthew D. Stroud

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

By the time Maria de Zayas published her Desengaños amorosos, the honor scenario, due in large part to the dominance of the comedia and especially of Calderón, had taken on a number of characteristics that today seem inseparable from the familiar plotlines. A noblewoman, usually innocent of adultery but loved by another man, is believed for one reason or another to have dishonored her husband. He proceeds to verify that the affront has indeed been committed, and, upon (wrongly) coming to believe that his wife is guilty, undertakes to have her killed in secret so that his honor will not ...


Le Change In Corneille And Racine, Nina Ekstein Jan 2001

Le Change In Corneille And Racine, Nina Ekstein

Modern Languages and Literatures Faculty Research

Le Change is a concept typically associated in the seventeenth century with the baroque, with the pastoral, and with comedy. In the simplest terms, a lover abandons the object of his or her affections for another. In baroque aesthetics, change is linked to the larger concepts of mobility and metamorphosis (Rousset 44). It is a common motif in the pastoral as well, both in drama and prose fiction. The classic pastoral figure of change is Hylas from Honoré d'Urfé's Astrée, who moves cavalierly from one mistress to the next. Invariably in seventeenth-century France, change is held to be ...


Analogía Y Extrapolación: La Ciencia Ficción En Los Relatos De Juana María Gorritti Y Eduardo Holmberg, Luis Cano Dec 2000

Analogía Y Extrapolación: La Ciencia Ficción En Los Relatos De Juana María Gorritti Y Eduardo Holmberg, Luis Cano

Luis C. Cano

Dos tendencias predominan en la constitución de la temporalidad en una narración de ciencia ficción. La primera de ellas es la extrapolación o técnica de construcción de mundos posibles, proyectados hacia el pasado o hacia el futuro, utilizando como referencia las ondiciones predominantes en la realidad contemporánea a la escritura del relato. La segunda es el procedimiento analógico, el cual propone la existencia de mundos alternativos que pueden, perfectamente, coincidir temporalmente con el mundo real. Hacia el reconocimiento y análisis de las primeras manifestaciones de la analogía y la extrapolación en la narrativa hispanoamericana de ciencia ficción nos concentraremos en ...